Author and Journalist Lisa Margonelli

Growing Up, I Had My Own Flock of Sheep

Lisa Margonelli is an author, journalist, and deputy editor at Zócalo Public Square. Her latest book is Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology. Before taking part in a Zócalo discussion titled “What Can Termites Teach Us About the Future of Technology?” at the RedZone at Gensler in downtown Los Angeles, she spoke in the green room about Edwardian photos, working as a secretary to a wrestling coach, and what her pet duck used to do.

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Behavioral Scientist Caroline Orr

Cursive Writing Is Like an Art Form for Me

Caroline Orr is a Virginia Commonwealth University behavioral scientist who uses open-source information and data analytics to examine how Russia has weaponized social media against the United States. Before taking …

Film Producer and Founder of Russian Media Monitor Julia Davis

There Is No Substitute for Traditional Ukrainian Foods

Julia Davis is a Ukraine-born film producer and founder of the Russian Media Monitor, which analyzes Russian state media in the broader context of the Kremlin’s propaganda. Before taking part …

Historian and Documentary Filmmaker Bettany Hughes

I Had to Pretend to Be a Boy at the Local Cricket Club

Bettany Hughes is an English historian and documentary filmmaker. Before moderating a Zócalo/Getty panel discussion titled “Did Women Ever Rule the World?” she spoke in the green room about learning to …

Johns Hopkins University Historian Martha S. Jones

I Helped My French Mother-in-Law Watch Gone with the Wind Critically

Martha S. Jones is a Johns Hopkins University legal and cultural historian whose interests include the study of race, law, citizenship, slavery, and the rights of women. She is the …

University of Manchester Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley

I Still Have a Little Sarcophagus That I Made, with a Mummy Inside

Joyce Tyldesley is a University of Manchester Egyptologist and author of Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt. Before taking part in a Zócalo/Getty panel discussion titled “Did Women Ever Rule the …